Skip to main content

Maine Medical Center Welcomes Maine Track Class of 2023

July 27, 2019

Maine Medical Center welcomed the 40 members of the Tufts School of Medicine – Maine Medical Center Maine Track Class of 2023 at the 11th annual McKusick Lecture and Incoming Class Reception on Thursday, July 25.

Edison T. Liu, MD, President and CEO at The Jackson Laboratory, was the keynote speaker. His lecture, entitled, “Genomics Futures for the New Clinician,” captured some of the latest research into personalized medicine through the study of the human genome.

“Change is the only thing that’s constant in medicine,” Dr. Liu said. “You might as well embrace it.”

This year’s class is the first to enter the Maine Track program under a new curriculum that gives students greater exposure to the clinical environment here in Maine. In the past, Maine Track students spent most of their first two years studying at the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston. Starting with this class, Maine Track students will spend their entire second year of medical school at MMC, and their third and fourth years at locations throughout Maine.

The goal of Maine Track is to encourage students to consider a medical career in Maine by offering generous scholarships and by giving students the opportunity to learn in clinical settings in communities throughout the state.

News from Around MaineHealth

View All
MaineHealth taps Boston Children’s physician with strong information technology background to lead its IT department
Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist who was drawn to the important role that technology plays in delivering world-class health care.
MMCRI Joins National COVID Data Research Collaborative
The National COVID Cohort Collaborative gives scientists access to de-identified data from COVID patients around the country, speeding up the research process.
MaineHealth Earns 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
Appendicitis Trial Shows the Risks and Benefits of Treating Appendicitis with Antibiotics Instead of Surgery
MMC Surgeons Damien Carter, MD, and Bruce Chung, MD, are among the authors of the largest randomized clinical trial of appendicitis ever conducted.
Physicians Join Maine Medical Partners
Maine Medical Partners announces the following new hires.
Shaw Brothers Construction Pledges $1 Million to Maine Medical Center to Honor Sally Shaw
In recognition of a $1 million commitment by Jon and Dan Shaw, founders of Shaw Brothers Construction in Gorham, Maine Medical Center will name the causeway of the new Congress Street Tower in honor of the Shaws’ mother, Sally Shaw.
MMC Participates in NIH-Funded Clinical Trial Studying Buprenorphine Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
Maine Medical Center’s emergency department is one of 30 chosen across the country as part of the National Institutes of Health "Helping to End Addiction" Long-term Initiative (HEAL).
U.S. News & World Report Names MMC ‘Best Regional Hospital’ For Eighth Straight Year
MMC earns a “high performing” rating in the specialty of Urology as well as in ten common procedures and conditions.
Credit rating agencies reaffirm strength of MaineHealth
Two credit rating agencies continued to give northern New England’s largest health system high marks for its financial strength even though the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant financial impact.
MMCRI awarded $1.9M by the National Institutes of Health
The five-year award by the National Cancer Institute supports the study of how healthy fat cells support growth of blood cancer cells.